|Born:||November 29, 1957 (age 61)|
|Career:||President, University of California, 2013-present|
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 2009-2013
Governor of Arizona, 2003-2009
Arizona attorney general, 1998-2002
U.S. Attorney for District of Arizona, 1993-1998
|Education:||Santa Clara University|
University of Virginia Law School
Janet Napolitano is president of the University of California system, a post she assumed on September 30, 2013.
Napolitano was born in New York City on November 29, 1957, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Santa Clara University, where she won a Truman Scholarship and was the university's first female valedictorian. Napolitano received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before entering public office, she served as a clerk for Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law in Phoenix at the firm of Lewis and Roca.
Napolitano was governor of Arizona from 2002 to 2009, Arizona's third female governor and the first to win re-election. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association and was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine. She was also the first female attorney general of Arizona and served as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona. From 2009 to 2013, Napolitano served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the fourth person (including an acting secretary) to serve as secretary since the post was created.
More information: http://www.dhs.gov/person/janet-napolitano
- Commencement Address at Northeastern University - May 2, 2014
- Remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement - May 16, 2012
- Commencement Speech at Emory University - May 9, 2011
- Commencement Speech at Pomona College - May 16, 2010
- H1N1 Flu: Monitoring The Nation's Response - Oct. 21, 2009
- Eight Years After 9/11: Confronting The Terrorist Threat To The Homeland - Sept. 30, 2009
- Global Cyber Security Conference - Aug. 4, 2009
- Remarks at the 2008 Democratic National Convention - Aug. 26, 2008